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Photo of the 2018 Alumni Awards
The Pacific University Alumni Board of Representatives is pleased to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients. 
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing June 2020 virtual residency include Omar El Akkad, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mitchell Jackson, Barry Lopez, Emily Nemens, Anna Stein, Paul Tran, and Thomas Chatterton Williams. 
With support from Kori Hasti, executive director of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy students Sydney Zamora (’21) and Sydney Neumann (’22) helped to organize the National Advocacy Dinner webinar on April 16, 2020. 
Second year physical therapy student, Melissa Williams '21, organized a fundraiser for local heroes, nurses that work in the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Portland Medical Center.  
Alecia Sundsmo, MS '04, PsyD '08 is the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell Health. 
Michael Armstrong
In Memoriam: Michael Armstrong '63
Mindfulness Coping Practice Series
The four-part series includes an introduction, as well as three practice videos, each focusing on one of the themes of recognition, insight and openness.
Dorianne Laux, founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program, is A Pulitzer Finalist.
Sign, rattle and ring
Fernando Andres Careaga '17 took his passion for public health to a key role on the front lines of the fight to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Steve Klein's Pandemic Mix graphic
Are you having a hard time keeping your head on straight during COVID-19? You are definitely not alone. We asked Steve Klein, director of Student Activities and well known for his music collection to put together a list of songs to help keep you company while you stay home and save lives.

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